The big hitters of Hull are out in force to promote its status as the UK’s City of Culture – John Prescott chief among them
From Cindy Sherman to the Femen movement to Richard Prince, artists have been taking aim at Trump ahead of his inauguration
The art of rejection (from Oxford University), James May’s Matisse moment, and the rest of the week’s art tittle-tattle
With the Boris bus discontinued and the Garden Bridge in doubt, the legacies of Bojo’s bromance with Thomas Heatherwick are taking their curtain call
John Berger’s motorbikes; James Franco and the art of method acting; and concrete coffee, exclusive to Selfridges
Joana Vasconcelos has sent a cockerel sculpture to Beijing for Chinese New Year. She’s only the latest artist to have a thing for chickens
Facebook recently censored a photograph of Giambologna’s Fountain of Neptune in Bologna. But did its software notice the sculpture’s naughty side?
The arty words of the year, a Warhol wrangle in Belgrade, and Anish Kapoor gets his hands on the ‘pinkest pink’
Just when you thought Shia Labeouf had given up on being an artist, the actor has returned to the fray with a baffling performance in Australia
The sorry tale of a Roman Christmas tree; the pinkest pink and Anish Kapoor; and George Osborne’s coffee table books of choice
Is action man Sylvester Stallone about to be made Chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts by President-elect Trump?
Caravaggio and the end of capitalism; Benedict Cumberbatch in Tate’s Rauschenberg gift shop; and Alan Yentob in Calais
Peter Mandelson has been appointed chairman of trustees at the Design Museum, the week after he lent his support to a replica of the Titanic…
Nigel Farage compares himself to Picasso; Jerry Saltz hates dogs; and P Diddy goes shopping in Miami
Michael Gove hits out at contemporary art with some angry hashtags. Luckily the former culture minister was on hand to fight its corner…
The art of celebrity comes to Miami Beach once more – and Rakewell is on hand to help you tell your James Corden from your James Franco
Philip Hammond upsets the Janeites; Paolozzi’s Piscator in search of an owner; and how Boris Johnson ended up as a bumblebee
Paintings by Michelangelo, Leonardo and Caravaggio have been infiltrated with pizza slices in the name of pizza delivery.
Having a laugh with Bob Rauschenberg; the man who would be Van Gogh; and rock’n’roll stories from Johnny Marr and Sean Lennon
FIFA shelled out millions on the new World Football Museum but it still looks set to attract fewer visitors this year than a Cristiano Ronaldo-themed museum
The Bullingdon comes to the block; beauty and the beast of brutalism; a disaster in Lisbon; and an avian seance in a London gallery
The David Bowie auction diet; introducing Picasso’s, erm, brown period; and Barbara Kruger’s failed Trump prophecy
MoMA has acquired the original set of emojis and is set to put them on public display. But the emoji effect is visible in the Old Master world, too